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Hawaii Economic Expansion Continues with Slower PacePosted on May 13, 2015 in NewsQuarterly Statistical & Economic Report
In its second quarter 2015 Statistical and Economic Report, DBEDT projects that Hawaii's economy will continue its stable growth in 2015 and beyond but at a slower pace than previously projected.
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International Students Contribute More Than $205 Million Directly to Hawaii’s EconomyPosted on April 7, 2015 in NewsResearch & Economic Analysis Division
DBEDT's Research and Economic Analysis Division today released an economic report analyzing, "The Economic Impact of International Students in Hawaii."
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State Releases Housing Demand ProjectionsPosted on April 2, 2015 in Newshousing
DBEDT's Research and Economic Analysis Division released an economic study titled "Measuring Housing Demand in Hawaii, 2015-2025."
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GEMS Program Up and Running, Begins Accepting Clean Energy Loan Applications from NonprofitsPosted on March 24, 2015 in NewsGreen Energy Market Securitization
State Energy Office -- Nonprofit organizations that have had difficulty obtaining financing for solar PV systems can now apply for a loan under the state's Green Energy Market Securitization (GEMS) program.
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State Economic Growth ContinuesPosted on February 27, 2015 in NewsQuarterly Statistical & Economic Report
In its first quarter 2015 Statistical and Economic Report, DBEDT projects that Hawaii’s economy will continue its stable growth in 2015 and beyond.
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DBEDT Recognized for Innovative Green Energy Market Securitization ProgramPosted on December 17, 2014 in NewsGreen Energy Market Securitization
State Energy Office -- DBEDT has garnered a top financial industry award for its successful effort to raise $150 million in the bond market to support the new Green Energy Market Securitization (GEMS) program.
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Hawaii Economic Condition Remains StablePosted on November 14, 2014 in NewsQuarterly Statistical & Economic Report
In its fourth quarter 2014 statistics and economic report, DBEDT kept Hawaii economic growth unchanged from its previous quarter forecast.
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DBEDT Announces Details of Bond Issue to Support Green Energy Market Securitization ProgramPosted on October 29, 2014 in NewsGreen Energy Market Securitization
State Energy Office -- The Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism Wednesday announced the details of an upcoming offering of approximately $150 million of bonds to support the department’s Green Energy Market Securitization program.
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DBEDT Applauds PUC’s Approval of Green Energy Market Securitization ProgramPosted on October 1, 2014 in NewsGreen Energy Market Securitization
State Energy Office -- The Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism welcomed the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission’s approval of DBEDT’s innovative Green Energy Market Securitization (GEMS) program.
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Hawaii and U.S. Department of Energy Reaffirm Commitment to Clean Energy InitiativePosted on September 15, 2014 in NewsHawaii State Energy Office
State Energy Office -- Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today signed a Memorandum of Understanding, reaffirming their commitment to the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative, a long-term partnership to increase energy efficiencies and maximize the use the use of Hawaii’s abundant renewable energy resources.
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